November 17, 2020
GivingTuesday Australia is a campaign which celebrates and enhances generosity in our communities. Every year, not-for-profits give time and energy to people, animals, and the environment, taking care of their health and well-being. Individuals generously give their time, money, goods and voices to ensure not-for-profits can continue their important work. Businesses give their expertise and resources to help support the communities they work in. GivingTuesday is a day where every part of a community comes together collaborate and continue the support needed, to ensure healthy and happy communities in Australia. (Text with thanks to Giving Tuesday Australia)
For us at Karinya House, Giving Tuesday really is about us celebrating and Giving Thanks to you – our community. Occurring on the first Tuesday in December, Giving Tuesday always falls within our Christmas Appeal, and forms part of that appeal. This year, more than ever before, we really are thanking you – every single one of you!
The challenges of 2020 have been consistent, not just for us here at Karinya, but for our Canberra Region and beyond, nationally and globally. The Canberra Region was heavily impacted with the bushfires from November 2019 through to February 2020. Breathing space (literally!!) thereafter gave way to the Covid-19 pandemic. It has been a long and challenging year. At Karinya however, with your help, the Association has come through, strong and resilient. Things could have been very, very different. Your constant support has ensured Karinya services continued, almost seamlessly. Your support ensured they will continue through the year ahead.
So this Giving Tuesday, we really are Giving Thanks – to you, each and very one of you. Thank you!